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Bored With Your Job?

Try Something New And Different

by Sierra Silverspoon

If you’re single, unattached and feel stuck in a dead end job…consider this.  After a friend’s fiancé skipped town with his ex-wife the night before their wedding, she, who was an accomplished music teacher decided to make a drastic change in her life.  She made the decision to dedicate her life to helping others.  Hence, she joined The World Vision Organization, which is known all over the world for its efforts in helping the less fortunate.  Within nine months, the smile was back in her voice, as she excitedly made plans to travel to West Africa for her new assignment.

When she arrived there, she found unimaginable poverty and deplorable living conditions that burdened her soul.  As she became more involved, she began to write letters to her friends and family about how she had discovered her life’s work, and how fulfilling it was to be making a difference in the lives of others.  For more information on jobs with the World Vision Organization, which has branches all over the world, visit WorldVision.org, and click on employment under the heading About Us.

Have you ever wondered if it would be fun to live and work in paradise?  Well, according to Karen who works as an aerobics instructor on Carnival Cruise Lines, “it’s the best thing that ever happened to me.”   Karen has been sailing the seas for two years and loving every minute.  “It’s the best decision I ever made.  I get to meet all kinds of people from many backgrounds and I learn a lot about other cultures and other ethnic groups.”

As a staff member, she takes part in all passenger activities.  “I eat when they eat (the food is sumptuous) and I swim when they swim,” she says with a deep laugh.  “It would be hard to work again in the concrete city, after spending your days and nights on a magnificent sea.”

Before taking this job, Karen was a bodybuilder/policewoman in Philadelphia.  She went after a job on a cruise ship to escape the after effects of a relationship gone bad.  “Cruise ships are looking for people with good people skills, good manners and a good appearance.  I also meet the most interesting men on the ship, which is added incentive for working here.”  Carnival Cruise Lines is one of the largest employers in the cruise industry.  They employ over 8,000 people.  The majority of officers are Italian and most staff positions are filled by American, Canadian and British citizens.  If you’re interested in finding out more about employment opportunities call their main office at (305) 599-2600.

Year after year, hundreds of college graduates with bags of knowledge under their belts trade off their chosen profession for whatever jobs they can get, because of the shortage of jobs in their specified fields.  There are numbers of “communication specialists” and “business administrators” working the night shift as waiters and assembly men all over the country.  Fun jobs like Karen’s, offer a great employment bonus until the real thing kicks in and many are taking to the seas to find gilt and income in a marvelous setting.  “Paradise jobs” as my friend Ena calls them, “are great stopovers or “get away frommers,” if you’re looking for fun, excitement, free room and board…and a nice stipend to put away for that fabulous condo of your dreams.”

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